Everyday Carry Pocket Dump of the Day: Matt in FL

TTAG commenter Matt in FL says, the “belt, MiniTuck, & Cryo go to work. Remora & Leek go everywhere else.” Sounds like a plan. See all his gear at Everyday Carry . . .


  1. avatar ActionPhysicalMan says:

    He carries around an empty pocket holster and cellphone case?

    1. avatar Swarf says:

      You don’t?

      1. avatar ActionPhysicalMan says:

        No, I do! I just am so happy to see that I am not the only one. -wipes tear of joy from cheek-

    2. avatar Matt in FL says:

      I tried to figure out how to both take the picture and have the phone in the photo (if for no other reason than to show I’m an adult who doesn’t have a broken screen), but my reflexes are simply not that fast.

  2. avatar Docduracoat says:

    We are seeing more and more of the little Sig 1911 style clones
    The 938 in 9 mm and the 238 in .380
    I see he carries a spare magazine
    Kimber makes a competing product with a one sided safety
    Don’t see as many of those

    1. avatar FedUp says:

      Actually, Colt Mustang clones not 1911 clones.
      The good news is I can shoot my P938 with rubber Hogue grips better than a full sized 1911, and the recoil is really quite manageable. I never shot one with regular wood or G10 scales.
      The P238 has a reputation for being incredibly comfortable in recoil.

      All P938 are ambi.
      Most P238 have one sided safeties (like Matt’s featured here).
      Many P238 owners want to change to P938 safeties, but they have to notch or replace the right grip.
      Fewer, but surprisingly many, P938 owners want to change to P238 safeties, but if you want it to look right, you’ll have to buy custom grips.

      Remora holsters are made in Florida, was that a factor for Matt?

      1. avatar Jay in Florida says:

        I too carry a P938 IWB. But the 1st change I made to the gun. Was to remove the right side safety lever. To easy to bump into something and have the gun cocked and unlocked and no be aware it is. Otherwise a great little gun to carry wearing light weight clothing such as a T shirt and jeans.

      2. avatar Matt in FL says:

        The P238 is exceedingly comfortable to shoot, especially after I smoothed the sharp edges off the front of the trigger.

        Being from Florida had nothing to do with my purchase of the Remora. It was simply the first and only option I’d found like it when I bought it. I didn’t hear of anyone else making sticky holsters for at least a year after I got that one.

    2. avatar Matt in FL says:

      I actually don’t carry a spare on my person. That pinkie-extension 7-rounder is my usual. I do have a flat-bottom 6-rounder in my backpack, mainly because I put it in there one day and just never took it out.

      1. avatar Matt in SC says:

        I carry the P238. Nice little pistol. I have the blued action with the rosewood grips in a Sticky holster.

  3. avatar EJQ says:

    I find my P238 recoil manageable for at least 100 rounds at the range. Just wish 380 prices were closer to 9mm prices.

    We have a Bersa Thunder that has bought for me, given to spouse, then given to son. The recoil is not friendly. Bought the P238 to replace it.

  4. avatar The Gray Poseur says:

    No vape??

    1. avatar Matt in FL says:

      You’re kidding, right? I’d take up actual cigarettes before I walked around with a vape.

      1. avatar Swarf says:

        Good one! You should write that down in your Field Notes– waitaminute…

      2. avatar The Gray Poseur says:

        Good!! I cringe whenever I see the vape things in the pocket dumps.

  5. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

    Two blades.
    Interesting. Not a bad idea really. One left, one right?

    1. avatar Matt in FL says:

      One work (Cryo), one everything else.

      The picture is not detailed enough to show it, but the edge on that Cryo is so bad as to be approaching serrated. It gets used a lot for prying and scraping.

      I actually have three Leeks, one blackwash (pictured) and one matte black, and one (my first) in original gray aluminum. That one has a broken spring. I carry the first two interchangeably, though the blackwash gets more pocket time if I think about it. Not sure why.

      1. avatar Swarf says:

        Have you seen Kershaw’s newish knife, Barge?

        Pretty good for those of us who treat work knives like shit.

        It’s got a little prybar bit on the end, a decent blade, and it costs ~$20, so I don’t mind being a bastard to it. And I am.

  6. avatar Justin Case says:

    I have the Cryo too. Which I bought to replace my Leek… which I “loaned” to a nice TSA agent at PBI airport a few years ago. Remoras I’ve been using for 10 yrs or so & love ’em.

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